Critically evaluate how the financial regulation, innovation in finance and technology impact the shape has impacted the current state of global financial institutions and the evolution of the risk management function
Bank Operational Risk Management Assessment Guidance 2021/22 MMN326566-21-A
BANK OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT
There are two assessments in this module. The first element is 3 in class multiple choice question (MCQ) tests. The second element is a 1,500-word coursework essay. This document provides detail and guidance on both assessments.
Assessment (1): Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) tests – Dates:
- MCQ 1: Week four: Friday 22nd October 2021
- MCQ 2: Week eight: Friday 19th November 2021
- MCQ 3: Week eleven: Friday 10th December 2021
MCQ 1 covers content from weeks 1-3. This includes the lecture PPTX slide-deck, seminar task and solution set, MP4 video lecture, and the stated weeks reading across both lecture content and the seminar task (where applicable). This resource set is sufficient to revise for the test, however an additional MCQ practice test will be made available online from Friday October 08th to enable you to get used to the online system.
MCQ 3 captures content from weeks 4-7 of the syllabus and MCQ 3 attaches to materials from weeks 8-10. Both MCQ 2 & 3 are identical in terms of revision materials required. PPT lecture slide-deck, MP4 lecture videos, seminars task/solutions set, and all weekly associated reading (textbook, journals, and so on).
MCQ tests carry an individual weighting of 20%, which in aggregate represents 60% of the total award in this module.
Each MCQ is held in class on campus and is invigilated by the lecturer on the day. The MCQ test replaces your seminar in these weeks. The MCQ test is 60 minutes in duration is and 20 questions in length. The test is a closed book format and should be completed on an individual basis (no teamwork). Full instructions reiterating this document will be provided prior to each test.
Assessment (2): Coursework Essay Deadline/Submission: Midday 17 TH December 2021
Please Note: Your script will not be marked anonymously but will be subject to a process of internal moderation.
On the main module page on GCU Learn you will find the following in a folder named ‘assessment 2’ under ‘additional resources’ –
- Suggested journal articles
- Guidance document for structure, writing style, plagiarism/TRUNITIN/similarity, critical analysis
- Guidance MP4 video discussing the topic areas (This is really an extension of lecture 2 which is geared towards this part of the assessment)
- Drop-in sessions online (*2) – Dates TBC
- TURNITIN draft submission facility – Found within ‘Assignments and tests’
There may be intermittent additional support items shared in real-time as a function of student requirements and our learning direction. This will typically be reported via online announcement and/or in class. Please pay particular attention to online announcement as it is used as a crucial communication tool in this module.
Details of the essay task can be found on the following page:
Assessed Essay Required:
Critically evaluate how the financial regulation, innovation in finance and technology impact the shape has impacted the current state of global financial institutions and the evolution of the risk management function. It is recommended that you focus on a bank or an insurance firm for this assignment.
Word count: Maximum 1,500 words including quotations and in-text citations. Tolerance of 10% is acceptable +/- WEIGHTING: 40% of overall module mark
Assessment information is found on the main GCU Learn module page under assignments and test – You will find additional resources in there to assist with this essay. Please ask your lecturer for further information and assistance should you require it.
A folder will be provided within assignments and tests with example journal articles and additional resources
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